You could hear collective gasps as we watched the trailer for Eastern Promises, you know, the part where he stands up in a darkened room covered in tattoos wearing next to nothing. At that moment, Mortensen officially became the hottest man alive. And that was before I've seen the nude fight scene. Of course he's always been an extremely attractive man, rugged and heroic as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy; all American and dangerous in Brix Pick A History of Violence and he's always been interesting as a person.
He's both a poet and a painter, the former husband of X front woman Exene Cervenka, a devoted father to their son Henry, and a politically vocal opponent of the current administration. He's an unlikely movie star except for his undeniably handsome features; a rebel Renaissance man who gives me hot pants.